What does machinate mean?

Definitions for machinateˈmæk əˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate(verb)

    arrange by systematic planning and united effort

    "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

  2. conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate(verb)

    engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

    "They conspired to overthrow the government"


  1. machinate(Verb)

    (transitive or intransitive) To devise, with others, a plot or secret plan; to conspire.

  2. Origin: From machinatus, past participle of machinari, from machina; see machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machinate(verb)

    to plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot

  2. Machinate(verb)

    to contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil

  3. Origin: [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See Machine.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Machinate

    mak′i-nāt, v.t. to contrive skilfully: to form a plot or scheme, esp. for doing harm.—ns. Machinā′tion, act of machinating or contriving a scheme for carrying out some purpose, esp. an evil one: an artful design or plot: Mach′inator, one who machinates. [L. machināri, -ātusmachĭna.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Machinate


    the ignorant fell for the shenanigans of a group


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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